This Middle Eastern mega mall is phasing out single use plastics

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This Middle Eastern mega mall is phasing out single use plastics

From plastic straws to coffee cups, there are lots of ways we can improve our day-to-day behaviour to improve the environment. 

But if you ever feel like, despite your best efforts, you come home from the supermarket laden down with bags or despair at the amount of packaging your lunch items come in, your single use plastic usage is probably to blame. 

In an effort to combat this, Majid Al Futtaim, the retail group behind Mall of the Emirates, has announced that it is going to start phasing out the use of single use plastics in all of its retail locations, and hopes to be single use-free by 2025.

“Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do…because we understand the impact that climate change is having on our world,” Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi, chief sustainability officer of Majid Al Futtaim said of the initiative. “The launch of our single-use plastic policy will help shift the needle by tackling one of the most pressing environmental challenges for our business and region.”

"Reducing our dependence on single-use plastic is only the start; we hope to create a movement amongst the partners, suppliers and customers we engage with every day to ensure collective action," he added. 

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